Gluten Free Crumpets
  • Gluten Free Crumpets

  • A friend from England told me about crumpets. Initially amused by the name, I was looking at recipes online and realized that these are just like the oladushki my mom made in Ukraine when I was little. My first attempt at making the oladushki (i.e. crumpets) was a disaster, so the next time I tried to put my own spin on it with coconut flour. I also m[...]
  • Kitchen Update

  • One day in July I set down at my dining table to study with the direct view into the kitchen. All I could focus on was the red wall color, which has bothered me for almost four years. We have not repainted because I kept thinking we will do a kitchen remodel, replace floors, cabinets, countertops, and at the same time will repaint. But four years later a[...]
Colombia: Vlog
  • Colombia: Vlog

  • Colombia Blogs: Colombia: Bogota Colombia: Medellin & Santa Fe Colombia: Cartagena Colombia: Palenque
Colombia: Palenque
  • Colombia: Palenque

  • Palenque On the second afternoon in Cartagena our group headed to Palenque.  Palenque is a village about an hour from Cartagena. Cartagena served as the main slavery port for the Spaniards for many years. This article does a great job describing some of the history of the slave-trade in South America. The village is a very unique and special [...]
Colombia: Cartagena
  • Colombia: Cartagena

  • After Medellin, our last few days were spent in Cartagena. Cartagena was different from both -- Bogota and Medellin. The warmest city of the three with cruise ship unloading passengers after passengers, Cartagena is also the most touristy city. The city is divided in two parts: the old town, signified by the old walls, and the new town, signified by Miam[...]
Colombia: Medellin & Santa Fe
  • Colombia: Medellin & Santa Fe

  • From Bogotá our group flew directly to Medellin; or rather to Rionegro, a small town about 45 minutes away. Medellin, once dubbed "the most dangerous city in the world," was a lot of things, poor, rich, hot, messy, clean, classy, trashy, posh, hipster... It immediately  felt different from Bogotá, but not at all in a bad way. Hotel I somehow manage[...]
Colombia: Bogota
  • Colombia: Bogota

  • After Germany, my life took me on another journey, now for work and down to South America. I've been to Mexico, but this was my first time visiting South America. It was a group trip and most of our agenda was pre-determined, which worked out great, since I didn't have much time to research the country. First on the agenda was the capital, Bogotá. Hig[...]